Monday, May 10, 2010

MyWorld Tuesday: Treppenviertel

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Blankenese ist a part of Hamburg with many beautiful houses and a gorgeous view over the Elbe. It used to be a fisher village, existing since 1301 at least, and it stayed a closely knit community with its own traditions. The people of Blankenese not only fished, but also traded and sailed their ships all the way to South America.
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The most beautiful part of Blankenese is the Treppenviertel, so called because there is only one street winding its way down from the top of the hill and most of the houses can only be reached by stairs.
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Here's the oldest house in the Treppenviertel, built in 1698
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Some houses still have thatched roofs
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and most have lovely gardens
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8 comments:

Levinson Axelrod said...

Very interesting front door and entrance.

SandyCarlson said...

That's an utterly beautiful place. Thanks for the walkabout.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful place! Love your photos as always, Jennifer! And those old homes are so beautiful! Love the thatched roofs! Thanks for the visit! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

What a charming town. It looks like it comes straight out of a story book.

Have a wonderful week.

ρομπερτ said...

Being German, now living for six years in Athens, Greece; as well being originally from Hamburg, I owe you many thanks for this small escape to home.
Wishing you a very wonderful Tuesday.

daily athens

Jossie said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures. It is a beautiful place with many typical North German style houses. I love that part of your country. It has a special atmosphere.

luna miranda said...

the thatched roof is quite amazing. what a stunning place.

eileeninmd said...

I love the look of the thatched roof houses. Wonderful photos of Hamburg.